HSR SWM
Solid Waste Management in HSR layout, Bangalore:
CEE implemented a project titled ‘Environment Improvement Programme for HSR Layout - Implementation of SWM activities’ with the funding from Bangalore Development Authority. 

Under the project, CEE was entrusted with the task of implementing a full-fledged SWM programme in HSR Layout covering all the 7 sectors. It was expected that about 3000 households would be involved in the programme. The programme highlighted door-to-door collection of waste in a segregated form. The collected wet waste is then sent to centrally established Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC), where it is composted. The dry waste (non biodegradable) is further sorted into recyclables and dry rejects and the recylables are sent to recyclers, while rejects are put in a landfill. Thus, almost 80% of the waste is diverted away from landfills.  

This year a survey to update the database of the households in HSR Layout was undertaken. Around 4500 households were covered in the survey ascertaining the status of the ongoing programme. The survey results are being analysed. Meanwhile, a meeting of the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) of the area was held at the HSR club in Bangalore, wherein the health officers of Brihad Banglore Mahanagara Palika (BBMP) were also invited. The RWA office bearers were introduced to new ideas like electronic waste segregation at source and collection through kiosks. Other NGOs such as Saahas, EMPA, E-parisara, Ash recyclers and others addressed the office bearers and motivated them towards e-waste segregation and collection.
Contact:

CEE Karnataka
Kamala Mansion, Second Floor
143, Infantry Road
Bangalore - 560 001
Karnataka
Tel: 080 - 22868037, 22868039
Fax: 080 - 22868209
E-mail: ceekarnataka@ceeindia.org